RUNNERS THIS WEEK
Kings Royal Hussar and Fields Of Fortune both acquitted themselves well at Nottingham on Tuesday.
Kings Royal Hussar made a very encouraging seasonal debut, quickening to take the lead in the final furlong and only to be caught by the winner on the line by just a nose. James Doyle rode him well and said it was only inexperience that beat him and there are races to be won with him.
Fields Of Fortune was again in the frame finishing third in the 2m handicap. He is probably best at a mile and a half or mile and six, but this was an encouraging run having been off for some time and he should strip one hundred percent fit next time. Both horses looked magnificent with Fields Of Fortune getting the Best Turned Out Prize for his race.
Pegasus Bridge, who ran well when fourth at Doncaster last year, makes his seasonal debut at Chepstow on Thursday 23rd May. He is drawn 1 of the 13 runners and although Eve Johnson Houghton’s horses are beginning to hit form most of them are needing their first run.
Twenty Years On (pictured above ridden by trainer Richard Hughes) is expected to be suited by the step up in trip at Salisbury on Saturday 25th May (evening meeting) and will have learnt a lot from his seasonal debut at Goodwood, where despite some experience last year he still ran very green. He is expected to put up a competitive performance at Salisbury’s fixture on Saturday night.